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Squeeze out the remaining days of summer with these awesome festivals and events happening around the state:
August 21 and 22 | Keystone Mountain Town Music Festival
Delta Rae headlines this weekend of free live music, face painting, fireworks, and (of course) plenty of local food...
August 20 2015, 11:00 AM
Courtney Hoffman on set in Telluride with the legendary Quentin Tarantino (photo courtesy of Andrew Cooper)
You may not recognize Courtney Hoffman's name, but you've likely seen her work. The costume designer has developed quite the resume at just 30 years old: She's worked (sometimes as a trainee) on Snow White and the Huntsman, Water for Elephants, and Django Unchained. Most recently,...
August 12 2015, 8:50 AM
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While it seems like there’s a beer or food festival just about every summer weekend on the Front Range, you should seriously consider making the trek to Telluride for the town’s annual Mushroom Festival on August 13 to 16 (early bird events begin on the 12). Now in its 35th year, this unique...
August 4 2015, 10:30 AM
Stand up paddleboarding on the Slate River near Crested Butte. —Photo courtesy of Irwin Guides
There are few things more American than a road trip, and lucky for us, Denver is a convenient starting point for many epic out-of-town adventures. Here, five quick escapes that are sure to take your remaining summer weekends up a notch—after all, it's only a matter of time before powder hounds...
July 29 2015, 11:00 AM
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July 11 and 12 The RIDE Festival
Telluride’s Town Park welcomes bands such as Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Moon Taxi, and North Mississippi Allstars to this popular music festival, now in its fourth year.
July 13 to 19 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Photography, garden tours,...
July 8 2015, 10:00 AM
Sam Bush, the King of Telluride (Photo Credit: David McClister)
Multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush is a living legend, having grown up in the shadow of the father of bluegrass (Bill Monroe), pioneered his own musical genre (newgrass), and won multiple Grammy Awards. Bush is a highly in-demand session musician—best known for his work on the mandolin and fiddle—but...
June 5 2015, 10:00 AM
A license-plate covered wall in Telluride
This statement is not based on scientific research, but Telluride just might be Colorado’s favorite getaway town. I say this because every time I play the “if you could take one trip in Colorado this year, where would it be?” game, Telluride always wins the popularity contest. Given that, you might...
May 20 2015, 11:00 AM
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Where can you meet human-rights activist Shannon Galpin, famed climber Tommy Caldwell, and Fawzia Koofi, the first female speaker in the Afghan Parliament, all in one place? At one of America’s oldest film festivals: the 37th annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, taking place Memorial Day...
May 19 2015, 9:01 AM